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Lady Elliot Island Lighthouse

Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4156 4444
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Great sunsets

Relaxing way to enjoy the days end by sitting on the beach at the light house and watching the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coolangatta, Australia
Lady Elliot Landmark

Nice to learn the history of the lighthouse and island. Also a beautiful setting to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
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To assist with ship navigation, a temporary lighthouse was positioned on Lady Elliot Island in 1866. It toppled in a severe storm in 1872 and in 1873 a new light station was established. Standing at approximately 17 metres, the white and red lighthouse you see today was pre-made in England and shipped to the Island in pieces. It was the first lighthouse in Australia with a timber frame and weatherproof cast iron external cladding. The lighthouse was decomissioned in 1995 when it became too short for the surrounding vegetation and a new solar powered, fully automated tower was built. Lady Elliot Island lightstation was placed on the Commonwealth Heritage List in 2004. It is also significant because it represents an important landmark indicating the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Lady Elliot Island Lightstation Heritage Management Plan was developed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) in March 2012 to protect, conserve and manage the Commonwealth Heritage values of the Lady Elliot Island lightstation. At this stage, the lighthouse is not open to the public but is often the focus of history and photography buffs.
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Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4156 4444
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relaxing way to enjoy the days end by sitting on the beach at the light house and watching the magnificent Sunset.

Thank AndrewH161
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice to learn the history of the lighthouse and island. Also a beautiful setting to enjoy sundowners

Thank wwglobetrotr
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Manufactured back in the 1800's in Britain out of steel plate and shipped out like self assembly furniture. Still totally rust free. Gets lots of paint!

Thank Roy J
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Well maintained but now only an attraction as the trees have outgrown the lighthouse and a new tower has been built for the light.

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Almost two years to the day we came back to the island, this time bringing the rest of the family of 13- and 11-year-old and their parents. It was wonderful to relive the initial experience of joy and amazement through their eyes – turtles, turtles...More

Thank Elleron540
Reviewed 24 March 2017

On the far side of the island with a pretty beach and beautiful coral for snorkeling. We saw many turtles and all kinds of colorful fish.

Thank elizabethkc2016
Reviewed 23 March 2017

It's a great walk to the lighthouse for sunset and a great launching point for snorkeling. It's also the only place on the island to get some cell data connection for those going through withdrawal :)

Thank bm93travel
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The lighthouse provides you with the history of the island, the night stalk which takes you to the light house, where you hear about a ghost story about the island (NO SPOILERS)

Thank MOYMOY69
Reviewed 4 March 2017

hurry on there are not many places like this , simple accommodation but clean and comfortable , but this island has so much to offer ..undisturbed nature on land and in the see . I did go there diving but you can so so much...More

Thank Joanna S
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The snorkel safari is great off the lighthouse headland. You are guaranteed to see some of the best sea life in Australia.

Thank eyreheather
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